Would we dwell in His house all the days of our lives…
Would we sit at His feet and worship Him? Would we gaze upon His beauty? Would we feast on His word? Would we stay forever in His presence? Would we seek to know Him and be known by Him?
She walked around hungry, searching for the measly scraps on the ground… Yet she was the most precious daughter of the King. A princess, treated like royalty.
He had given her the most costly treasure, Himself! All she’d ever need.
I think we all at some point in our lives live just like her. We forget the great wealth we have in Christ. That we have been given all we need. We are taken care of.
We run from Him. We run from His grace, His love, His adoration because we don’t think we deserve it. We go searching for another.
We don’t know or at times we forget the value of knowing Christ.
“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,”
Philippians 3:8-10 NKJV
We live as if we are poor, when really we’ve been given all riches money cannot even buy in Christ.
And would you dwell in His house all the days of your life…
When we make Him our dwelling place:
We are provided for (He has the very best!)
We are known.
We are not forgotten.
We are at peace.
We are forgiven.
We are new creations.
We live free.
We know our value.
We are content.
We are dearly loved.
We don’t look to what this world has to offer because we are certain He has given us more than enough!
We are thankful.
We know the inheritance we have been given (greater than anything we could ever imagine– eternal life with Him!)
The fruit of the spirit leaks out of us.
We are present.
We are at rest.
We are taken care of.
“And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.”
John 6:35 NKJV